we believe

There is no love sincerer
than the love of food

We have a passion: TRADITIONAL FLAVORS
in A RUSTIC ENVIRONMENT, OVERFLOWING HISTORY AND MAGIC.

Our mission is to serve delicious food with all the calm and dedication, so you can enjoy a unique, amazing and unforgettable dining experience.


HISTORY

Before the 15th century this village was known has “Serra da Pescaria” or “Serra a par d’Atougia” due to its proximity to the sea. It served has house to many kings like D. Fernando, D. João I anda D. Pedro I, the last onde conceded the population royal protection and other privileges. In order to thank the King for his kindness, the people named the village Serra D’El Rei
 

When we talk about Serra D’El Rei, it releases various memories that remind us of special places like the Royal Palace (“O Paço”) where you breath a magical atmosphere, inspired in stories, memories and where the eternal love of D. Pedro I and D. Inês took place which makes us believe that  this is a magical place.

In front of this Palace, there is a building that was built the purpose to keep live animals. Years later the Space was used by José Leitão, a blacksmith known for his bad mood and to threat his employee that if he didn’t work he would throw a hammer to his head, but the employee responded that he was lucky if he didn’t throw him two. In 1940 a cooper used this place to work, the man was called by others “Lila”. In 1952 the S. Sebastião Church was in renovations, so this place was used as the village church, where aside from the normal masses was also carried out the marriage of Alberto Baleia. 

In 1959, it was chosen to store the materials and the tools that were used to take water to Peniche. In 1968 served as a storage for algaes. In 1978, it was again a church, but this time not catholic.

In 2010 this space with a nice height, with stone walls and a wood ceiling, that after renovations was decorated with an interesting mixture of farming devices, everyday items and sacred art. From the windows we can see the Royal Place. It’s a Restaurant that we are talking about, and it all starts with the name “Em Banho Maria“, a restaurant with Portuguese tradicional food. 

Fernanda and Henrique, gathered in this space a little bit of history since the time of kings until today, taking us to a rustic environment, but also filled with history, passion and some magic.

ORIGIN OF OUR INGREDIENTS

We want offer authentic Portuguese flavors.

Therefore, we have our own garden where we grow potatoes, onions, tomatoes, beans and pumpkins among other products that are used in our restaurant. We also buy some products from local farmers, directly and sustainably, to always ensure the best quality of our food.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

9 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE

5/5
"We went out and didn't regret it. Nice and well decorated space. Fast and very attentive service. A traditional menu with well selected and prepared ingredients accompanied by a very interesting wine cellar.
It's already on our list of restaurants to repeat with regularity."
5/5
"Fantastic experience. The atmosphere is rustic but very cared for and cozy. The wood stove gives warmth in the winter evenings and the decoration is matching. As for food, homemade, it emphasizes very well the traditional Portuguese food. Excellent diversity of wines and great 'Ginja'."

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EM BANHO MARIA

Avenida da Liberdade, 118
Serra DEl Rei
2520-801 peniche
portugal

+351 913 862 097
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